Broken Arrow city council to vote on mental health services for police officers

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Broken Arrow police officers could get “critical” new mental health services if a proposal is passed at the city’s council meeting on Tuesday.

All employees of the Broken Arrow Police Department would receive the services which include counseling and educational training.

Officer Chris Walker told FOX23 that they’d be receiving the services through the nonprofit First Responders Support Services.

“These services are critical to helping make sure officers can do their job because mental health among officers is often swept under the rug,” Walker says.

Broken Arrow City Council is expected to vote on the measure at their meeting on Tuesday night.